Gas Price Oddity


Originally uploaded by tbridge.

Yeah, prices are going down to sane levels again, as evidence by this Hess station, but what’s going on that it’s happening in such an odd fashion? Check out the Shirlington Shell by my house, which is $0.30 more per gallon for regular as of Monday afternoon, compared to this Tuesday afternoon capture of the Hess on Washington Boulevard. A few cents, yeah, I can let that slide, but $0.30 more per gallon? That’s like $5 more per tank for my Jetta.

How are gas prices in your neighborhood?

7 Comments so far

  1. Mik (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 6:26 pm

    I paid under $2 in Richmond this weekend.

  2. smouie kablooie (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 6:30 pm

    Tom already got my local hess – so here’s an update from the sunoco on quaker in alexandria:

    Regular: 2.49
    Plus: 2.63
    Super: 2.75

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 6:36 pm

    The Liberty in Cherrydale (my usual low) is at $2.24 right now.

  4. Andrew (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 8:39 pm

    I live in NW (2.69/2.79/2.99), was in Prince William County yesterday (1.99/2.09/2.19)

    It was nice.

  5. rosemary (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 1:09 am

    I paid $2.33 for regular this afternoon, but I really wanted to stop at the Texaco on New Hampshire right before Eastern Ave yesterday when it was $2.23, but there was a line out the damn station.

  6. wayan (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 3:07 pm

    See the bike route sign? $0.00 for gas if you go that way.

  7. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

    Sorry, Wayan, my clients object to me showing up like I just showered in my clothes.

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